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Fires Around Lake Malawi in Africa

by NASA

Published 10/15/2009


Fires continued to burn around eastern Africa's Lake Malawi (Lake Nyasa) on October 13, 2009. The Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on NASA's Terra satellite captured this true-color image the same day. The fires were likely set for purposes of agriculture, a common occurrence at this time of year. Red dots indicate hotspots associated with actively burning fires, which burn all around Lake Malawi. Beige-gray smoke plumes occupy a roughly east-west band through Zimbabwe and Mozambique, south of the lake. Although the smoke almost certainly results from the regional fires, only a few source points for smoke plumes appear in this image. NASA image courtesy MODIS Rapid Response Team, Goddard Space Flight Center. Caption by Michon Scott.


Identifier 394359main_eafrica_tmo_2009286_lrg
Creator NASA
Date 10/15/2009
Filename 394359main_eafrica_tmo_2009286_lrg
Mediatype image
Rights Public Domain
Source http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/fires/main/world/20091014_africa.html
What Terra
Year 2009
Where Malawi
Where Zimbabwe
Where Mozambique
Where Goddard Space Flight Center (GSFC)
Publicdate 2010-02-18 00:59:56

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